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Safety and security have become ever more essential in today's society. From protecting homes to businesses, we must take measures to protect ourselves and our properties from potential threats. One effective method of doing this is through locksmith services like UnlockMyRide UK; Here, we'll go into further detail regarding the locksmith services we provide to aid in protecting both homes and businesses in Hatherleigh alike.

Emergency Lockout Services

Locking yourself out of your home, office, or car can be a very distressful experience. In an attempt to gain entry, panicking and breaking windows only makes matters worse - which is where our emergency lockout services in Hatherleigh come into play.

What is a Lockout?

Lockouts occur when it becomes impossible to gain entry to either a building or vehicle due to damage, loss, or manipulation of locks and keys. A lockout can strike at any time without warning, becoming increasingly frustrating as time goes on. It can also be very stressful for people who are very busy.

When Should You Call our Hatherleigh Locksmith?

If you find yourself locked out of your home, office, or vehicle, the best action is to call our Hatherleigh locksmith services immediately. Forceful entry can cause more damage and cost you more money in the long run, while a locksmith will help get you inside quickly without incurring further expenses.

The Process of Regaining Entry

When calling an emergency locksmith for lockout services, they will follow a precise process to help regain entry to your property.

  1. Assessing the Situation:

Our Hatherleigh locksmiths will begin by assessing your situation, asking pertinent questions such as whether you have a spare key and/or require new locks. They may ask whether there are spare keys available and/or whether replacement locks need to be purchased.

  1. Selecting the Right Tools

Once the Hatherleigh locksmith has assessed the situation, they will select the right tools to help you regain entry. This can include lock-picking tools, bump keys, or other specialised tools designed for specific lock types.

  1. Unlocking the Door

Unlocking the door is the final step of regaining entry and will require using special tools by a locksmith to operate and open it without causing damage.

Lock Replacement and Installation

Have you ever been in a situation where you misplaced your keys or had a broken lock? If yes, then you know how frustrating it can be to be locked out of your own house or car. But don't worry, because there are people who can help you with this problem, our locksmiths. Hatherleigh locksmiths are professionals who can help you with all your lock-related problems, including lock replacement and installation services.

Why Do You Need To Replace Your Lock?

  • Lost Or Stolen Keys
  • Broken Lock
  • Old, Worn-Out Lock
  • Moving Into A New House Or Office
  • Upgrading Your Security

Tools Required for Lock Installation

Our Hatherleigh locksmith will gather all the necessary tools required for the lock installation. These tools include:

  • Screwdrivers
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Chisels
  • Measuring tape
  • Lock installation kit

Installation Procedure

When the inspection and tool preparation is complete, a locksmith will initiate the installation process. Here is an outline of what you should expect during this stage:

  1. Remove the existing lock and any remaining hardware from the door.
  2. Clean the area where the new lock will be installed.
  3. Install the new lock in the door, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Install any additional hardware, such as strike plates, if necessary.
  5. Test the lock to ensure that it is functioning properly.

Cost of Lock Replacement and Installation

The costs associated with lock replacement and installation depend on several factors, including the type of lock, the complexity of the installation process and the location. Services typically cost from £70 up to £115 and take, on average, 30 minutes to complete.

  • Quality Of Lock: Standard lock to be changed (British Standard or Non-BS Standard)
  • Emergency Callout Charge: If outside of regular working hours, what time of the day?
  • City Area: London is more expensive than other places.
  • Completion Time: Locksmiths take a certain amount of time to finish a job.
  • Travel Time: The distance that a locksmith must travel

Common Types of Locks

Here are the main types of locks installed by locksmiths:

  • Deadbolt Locks

Deadbolt locks are one of the most widely-used home security options because burglars cannot easily pick them open.

  • Knob Locks

Interior doors commonly utilise knob locks as they are simple and straightforward to install or use; however, their security may fall short of expectations.

  • Lever Handle Locks

 Lever handle locks are often found on commercial doors. These locks are easier to open than their knob counterparts, making them an ideal solution for people with disabilities.

  • Padlocks

Padlocks are portable locks designed for use on doors, gates and storage units. Made of resilient materials like steel, they're secured using either a key or combination lock system.

How Can You Care for Your Locks?

Here are a few tips for maintaining your locks:

  • Lubricate the lock regularly to avoid it getting stuck.
  • Do not apply too much force when turning the key.
  • Keep the lock free from debris.
  • And replace any old or worn-out ones if possible.

Key Cutting and Duplication

Have you ever lost your keys or needed an extra set? Our Hatherleigh locksmith can help you with that! I will explain everything you need to know about key-cutting and duplication services. I'll use simple words and examples that even a five-year-old can understand!

What are Key Cutting and Duplication?

Key cutting and duplication refers to the process of creating a copy of an existing key, similar to photocopying a piece of paper. If you require additional keys for your home, car, or business, locksmiths can assist by cutting or duplicating keys for you.

Why Do You Need Key Cutting and Duplication Services?

Key-cutting and duplication services can come in handy for various reasons. For example, they could help if you have lost your keys or need extra sets for family, friends or colleagues; in case of accidental lockouts from homes, offices or vehicles, as well as providing spare keys if a key gets locked inside an object such as your vehicle.

How Can Locksmiths Cut and Duplicate Keys?

Our Hatherleigh locksmiths employ various techniques for cutting and duplicating keys, with two of the most frequently employed being:

  1. Traditional Key Cutting

 Traditional key cutting involves using a machine that cuts a copy of an existing key from its blank form. Our Hatherleigh  locksmith uses either an individual code or original key as a reference when cutting this copy; then, using this data, the machine cuts the key with precision that matches either the code or original key.

  1. Laser Key Cutting:

 Laser key cutting is an emerging technology that uses laser beams to cut keys. Our Hatherleigh locksmith will use a computer to scan an original key, and then the laser will cut a duplicate that matches it exactly.

Do I Need to Provide Proof of Ownership?

Most locksmiths will require proof of ownership before cutting or duplicating a key, ensuring that the person requesting the key has the legal right to access the property.

Why Choose UnlockMyRide UK's Locksmith Services?

  • Nationwide Coverage:
  • 24/7 Availability:
  • Professional Service:
  • Fast Response Time:
  • Affordable Pricing:

How to Contact UnlockMyRide UK For Locksmith Services

If you require any of the services mentioned above, you can contact UnlockMyRide UK by phoning us on 0333 772 0756


How long does it take to change a lock?

Changing a lock usually takes 30 minutes. However, this can vary depending on factors such as the door type, lock made, and condition of the door. Before starting work, a reputable Locksmith should discuss with you how long the job will take.


What is the response time for UnlockMyRide UK's emergency lockout services?

UnlockMyRide UK aims to reach you within 30 minutes of receiving your call.


What types of locks can UnlockMyRide UK replace and install?

UnlockMyRide UK can replace and install all types of locks, including mortice, cylinder, and UPVC locks.


Can UnlockMyRide UK cut keys for high-security locks?

Yes, UnlockMyRide UK can cut keys for all types of locks, including high-security locks.


Can UnlockMyRide UK install access control systems?

Yes, UnlockMyRide UK can install access control systems for commercial and residential properties.


How do I get a quote for UnlockMyRide UK's services?

You can contact UnlockMyRide UK by phone on 0333 772 0756

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